School Talks and Presentations

"I found out a lot from your visit my favourite part was when we got to hold and wear your armour . I enjoyed finding out more about the Romans especially because somebody was telling us about them and we didn't have to find out from books..."

A visit from a 'real' Roman soldier is an experience that most children enjoy immensely and few forget. There can be no better way of enhancing a child's experience and understanding of the period than by literally bringing the past to life. The opportunities for enhancing the curriculum and for promoting follow up work are obvious.

A number of RMRS members specialise in school talks for children. These normally last half a day and are tailored to the requirements of the individual school. Classes and year groups of up to 90 children and all years from KS2 to Sixth Form can be catered for, although the smaller the numbers, the more opportunities there are for children have to gain hands on experience of Roman military life.

Society speakers will arrive fully accoutred with museum quality weapons and equipment and in role. Presentations could include discussion of a soldier's life, dress, weapons and equipment; battle tactics, including a battle line of children; food, religion and anything else the school requires! Questions are encouraged and time usually set aside at the end to meet the children personally and allow them to try on helmets, etc. under supervision.

Incidentally, we are very attuned to safety issues and the weapons themselves are always handled with the greatest possible care.

If you would like to benefit from one of our visiting speakers, please either contact one of the members listed below or email us and we will be happy to help. We look forward to hearing from you!

P.S. Charges depend on distance travelled.

Valete magistri!



Area covered : I am based in the South and travel anywhere

Contact : Aqvilonivs

Web Site : The History Man


Stephen Eckersley 0781 1120233

Area covered : Scotland

Contact : Stephen Eckersley



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Murray Edwards   01902 490802

Website : Historical lives

Contact :Murray Edwards
118 Whitegates Road,
West Midlands.

Will travel Countrywide


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Taste of History


Andrew Powell               0115 9753028

10 Foxton Close 

Contact : Nigrinus

East and West Midlands


Peter Pooke           01483 834171

Contact :Peter Pooke

32, Barnby Road, Knaphill,
Woking, Surrey.
GU21 2NH

Covers Surrey, West Berkshire, South Oxfordshire, South Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and some of London

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